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Sunrise (1927)
"Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  4 November 1927 (USA)
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A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.



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In this fable-morality subtitled "A Song of Two Humans", the "evil" temptress is a city woman who bewitches farmer Anses and tries to convince him to murder his neglected wife, Indre. Written by alfiehitchie

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4 November 1927 (USA)  »

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(Movietone) (musical score and sound effects)| (alternate version)

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1.33 : 1
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Fox studio's first ever feature film with a recorded score. See more »


The number of bottles left on the table after the piglet bumps it changes between shots. There are five bottles when the piglet bumps it, but when the Man comes in and grabs the piglet there are seven bottles on it. See more »


[opening title cards]
Title Card: This song of the Man and his Wife is of no place and every place; you might hear it anywhere, at any time.
Title Card: For wherever the sun rises and sets, in the city's turmoil or under the open sky on the farm, life is much the same; sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet.
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Sunrise of cinema
1 July 2004 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

I have no words. This is cinema. This is not a story, this is not a plot. This is THE STORY, this is THE PLOT. Murnau can describe the human beings, the men, the women and the fast blind society. The woman of the city seems to be a post-modern nosferatu. She is a vampire, she moves like Dracula, she is like a witch around a tree. This film holds the tragedy and the comedy, the laughing and the crying. "Sunrise" doesn't belong to the past, but It belongs to the story, to the time. Sunrise, yes...the sunrise of the modern cinema waiting for "Citizen Kane".

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